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Protect Your Home And Family With Wireless Alarm Monitoring

Posted in Home Security

There is nothing as precious as your family and home. While there are many alarm systems available to help protect your home against robbery and invasion, many are not equipped to function correctly when phone lines or electricity is down or shut off by a criminal. Wireless alarm monitoring is the best way to ensure your home and family are protected, regardless of the circumstances. 

Choosing A Wireless Alarm Monitoring Service

Just like all home services, not all alarm services are created equal. If you are investing in home protection, you need to ensure the company you choose has the best capacity to monitor your home in all types of situations. Criminals know that cutting phone lines, power outages and other factors can leave you vulnerable; don’t risk your home and family by using an alarm service that will not be there when you need it most. Some factors to consider when choosing a alarm monitoring service: 

  • Certified monitoring station – Choose an alarm monitoring company with a monitoring station that has been certified by the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA). A 5 Diamond Certification is the best, with only 3% of all monitoring stations receiving this level.
  • VOIPP or no phone line – If you use cellular phones as your only phone lines or VOIPP, wireless alarm monitoring is imperative. Wireless also protects you when traditional phone lines are out of service, or cut by a criminal trying to invade your home. 

Investing in your home and family’s protection is money well spent. While insurance may reimburse you for items stolen, it cannot replace your family or your peace of mind. Wireless alarm monitoring is the most reliable way to protect your family and possessions, so contact a professional security installation service who understands your unique needs.

Posted on behalf of Callaway Security


What You Need to Know About Home Security

Posted in Home Security

The advancement, availability and affordability of today’s technology has literally allowed most homes to become filled with the most up-to-date electronics for all types of home entertainment.  Indeed, at-home entertainment has become the preferred norm. As such, the majority of homeowner’s are concerned about their home security.

Your local security company should be able to sell, install, service and monitor your home alarm systems. They should be fully licensed and insured for your protection. Of course, using a local security company that has a well-established reputation of trusted service is possibly your most important decision. It is also important to check the security alarm certifications of your potential security company. For example, the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) is one such agency that rates and offers certifications for monitoring stations.

If you already have an existing security system, it may be prudent to have it inspected by another company. You may be able to upgrade and/or receive additional services at another security company; some may offer free monitoring for several months if you are signing up for new service. Often, monthly monitoring rates are lower for new customers. An important consideration for switching security companies is whether they offer an approved monitoring station that supports wireless monitoring.  In the event of downed power lines, having a form of back-up monitoring, such as cellular radio, can add to your home’s protection. Additionally, it can be also be used for smoke fire monitoring. 

Wireless alarm monitoring can be essential to having a dependable security system.  Make sure that your home is safe and secure, by having a reliable system installed and handled by a local certified security professional.


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